If you’re familiar with what a pro wrestling singlet is, then you realize that many famous pro wrestlers have worn them in their careers. But not everyone can pull off the look. After all, sometimes all you need is black boots and black trunks to match.
Steve Austin recently revealed on The Steve Austin Show that when he first came into WWE, Vince McMahon and crew had an idea for him to wear a singlet. Of course, history would tell that he never put one on. But it wasn’t because they decided against it, Austin just never put the thing on and apparently, WWE didn’t notice.
“Man, they wanted me to wear a singlet. I said, ‘I ain’t wearing a singlet.’ And when I debuted, I wore those green trunks for a few episodes of TV and I still had my Hollywood Blond boots because I asked them about what I needed to bring. They said, ‘naw, man, just bring your old boots,’ so I knew they didn’t have [any] plans for me […] So anyway, when I knew they really weren’t paying attention, I started wearing my black stuff and I got my black boots and turned it into what I turned it into.”
The Rattlesnake was much better off going with the black ring attire. He made it his look and nobody can duplicate it at this point without drawing the comparison. It’s hard to think that Austin 3:16 would have become a reality if Austin were wearing anything different too. So it’s a good thing Steve decided to do his own thing.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quotes